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The Royal Family just shared their cupcake recipe in honour of Queen Elizabeth's 94th birthday

It's Queen Elizabeth's birthday today, and what better way to celebrate turning 94 than with gorgeous pastel cupcakes?

To mark the occasion, the Royal Family released the palace's decadent cupcake recipe, straight from the royal kitchens.

The palace took to Twitter to extend warm birthday wishes to Queen Elizabeth along with some cupcakes, decorated with rose buds, the royal coat of arms and "E II R" — Elizabeth Regina II.

The caption reads, "Happy birthday to Her Majesty! To celebrate The Queen's birthday we are sharing a chocolate cupcake recipe from The Royal Pastry Chefs."

Surprisingly, the chocolate cupcake recipe looks pretty straight-forward, except for one secret ingredient: white chocolate chips, stirred into the batter before you bake the cakes.

Queen Elizabeth also sent a heartwarming message to the people of Nova Scotia today, expressing her condolences for those affected by the tragedy that took place over the weekend.

"Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Nova Scotia, and we send our condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives," she wrote.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this tragic time."

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The Royal Family

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